Oh my goodness everyone, if I don’t finish this Anime Challenge soon everyone who just started is going to finish before me. I’m going to keep moving forward and maybe just maybe I’ll finish before Christmas.
I am on Day 26 of the anime challenge, favorite fight scene! Now this is a challenge. One of the reasons this challenge has taken me so long is because sometimes I really can’t choose. This is perfect example of one of those times. So instead I decided to look at this question another way and focus on an anime fight that meant the most to me.
With that in mind I there was only one option to go with. Naruto VS. Sauske Valley of the End!
Before we get into it I feel a little backstory is needed for this fight. If you haven’t seen Naruto you may or may not want to read ahead. Technically what I’m about to reveal is a spoiler but it’s one of those spoilers that I feel everyone knows about. That being said at least you’ve been warned.
Here’s thing about Naruto, there are tons of fight scenes to choose from so out of all of them why have I chosen this one? Let me plead my case.
For me this was the fight that changed everything. Up until this point I had enjoyed Naruto but this fight between Naruto and Sauske made me obsessed with the show. Up until that point as silly as Naruto could be he always came through and somehow his little speeches and head-strong attitude was always enough to make people see that maybe what they were doing wasn’t the way to go. The one time that it mattered most to Naruto though was the one time he couldn’t change someone’s mind.
This fight scene is also the first time Naruto and Sauske are 100% honest with one another. Both of them lay everything out on the table and in the end it just isn’t enough. It’s because of this fight that I think Naruto is able to grow as a fighter himself. Naruto had always wanted to beat Sauske but after this he realizes he wants to save Sauske. This gives him more motivation to better himself than simply beating Sauske ever would, or could I believe.
After this moment everything changes for Naruto, the Leaf Village, and the story in general. Before Sauske’s departure it was just Naruto going on adventures but after this it seemed like things got more serious. It’s this reasons that will always make the first fight between Naruto and Sauske one of my favorites ❤ I’ll admit I prefer the Japanese voice actors but I couldn’t find a good sub clip of the fight so please enjoy this one.
What are some of your favorite fight scenes?